I visited Prada’s store in Tokyo’s Aoyama many years ago on a work trip.
And it popped into my head recently.

The design, by Herzong & de Meuron, is beautifully unique and no doubt has become an attraction in and of itself.

I’ve always been a little amused that the pattern that dominates the design seems more aligned to the lines of Bottega Veneta,
albeit more of a diagonally squished square than Veneta’s Intrecciato.

I played with what might become of the two,
blended together into the design of a shoe.

The most straightforward route to new ideas
is to assemble two different things,
and blend them together.